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Cream of Broccoli Soup with Smoked Gouda

Cream of broccoli soup made even tastier with a hint of smokiness from smoked gouda! 
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Course: Main
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cream of broccoli soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal


  • 1 onion small, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head/350 g/12 oz broccoli florets only
  • 750ml/3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2-3 tbsp blue cheese or sour cream
  • 100g/3.5 oz smoked gouda or cheddar shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp single cream optional
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, nigella seeds or poppy seeds for garnish


  • In a medium pot cook chopped onion in olive oil over low heat for 5 minutes until start to soften.
  • Add broccoli florets and stock and bring to a boil, cook for 15 minutes with the lid on.
  • When your broccoli is cooked through, process the soup until smooth in a food processor in two batches or with an immersion blender in the pot together with blue cheese.
  • If using a food processor, return the soup to the pot and gently heat it until it simmers, take it off the heat and add the smoked gouda, stir until melted and blended in.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste after both cheese are blended into the soup, the quantity will depend on saltiness of your cheeses and stock.
  • Garnish with single cream and nigella seeds if desired and serve immediately.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 80.4mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1.2mg